June 02, 2023
Glacier Ridge Elementary School in Dublin, OH, has been named the national grand prize winner of the Court of Creativity contest presented by Jersey Mike’s Subs. As the grand prize winner, the school will receive a visit from the world-famous Harlem Globetrotters on Tuesday, May 23, plus a $1,000 prize that was awarded when they became a finalist.
Judges from the Harlem Globetrotters and Jersey Mike’s Subs were impressed by the students’ ability to blend science, music, and basketball in a creative and original way. The school’s participation included multiple grade levels as their 5th graders performed and analyzed 10 different science experiments, and 3rd graders created a basketball movement music routine.
"Congratulations to Glacier Ridge Elementary for winning the Court of Creativity challenge," said Rich Hope, Chief Marketing Officer of Jersey Mike’s Franchise Systems, Inc. "We were impressed by the creativity and energy from all the submissions we received, and we're thrilled to name Glacier Ridge Elementary as the grand prize winner."
Known as the “Court of Creativity presented by Jersey Mike’s Subs,” the six-week contest was open to public, private, and vocational schools with grades Kindergarten through 5th across the United States. It was part of Jersey Mike’s and the Harlem Globetrotters’ ongoing efforts to promote healthy lifestyles, teamwork, and creativity among young people. The contest encouraged students to showcase their creativity related to the Harlem Globetrotters or the sport of basketball.
“On behalf of the staff and students of Glacier Ridge Elementary School, we are extremely honored and grateful to be the recipient of the Court of Creativity contest sponsored by Jersey Mike’s and the Harlem Globetrotters,” said Pete Kurty, Principal at Glacier Ridge Elementary School. “We are excited to celebrate as a whole school as the Globetrotters perform and then we are treated to a delicious Jersey Mike’s lunch. We would be remiss if we didn’t also celebrate the creativity of the teachers of the winning lesson submissions. Incorporating creativity into instruction is what great educators do every day. However, without the creativity, innovation, and collaboration of the 5th-grade teaching team and the music and physical education teacher, this experience would not be possible. Thank you to Jersey Mike’s and the Harlem Globetrotters for encouraging and promoting creativity and quality instruction in order to provide an amazing educational experience for students.”
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